A hunka, hunka burnin'.... rose quartz?

Category: What on Earth!?

Aaron found this in the basement, among the things we still hadn't investigated that were left behind in the house when we bought it. (See more about THAT here.)

It's a hunk of rose quartz.

It's huge. Fourteen and a half pounds. Of rose quartz.


What would YOU do with this find?

Doorstop? Garden ornament? Sell it on eBay (if it is even worth anything)?

It is Grace's alternate birthstone (January), but I think it is a bit large for gifting, yes?

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Give it to a local museum, especially if you've got one that does any sort of natural history display. Or a local university, same.

That thing is crazy! We haven't found anything like that in the depths of our house, just really ugly Easter decorations and the occasional interesting newspaper (found one from 1924 last week!).

Keep it! ( I have a 42 lb quartz crystal next to my fireplace) Put it on a pretty stand in the window, or your lovely fireplace. Rose Quartz is very good to have in the home. Here is som info on it.
"Spiritual and Healing Properties of Rose Quartz:
Self Love and Acceptance
Pink quartz (rose quartz) allows you to be in touch with your basic self. It will allow you to get to know your true self and to love that true self in all its beauty. It can also allow you to communicate internally with your spirit guides, which means you may or may not be aware of them but they are teaching you all the same.
Rose Quartz is a good stone for someone who has trouble loving themselves or accepting love from another because they do not believe that they are worthy of being loved. It loves soft running river water to clean and recharge and moonlight
Opens Heart Chakra
Rose quartz is the most powerful for dealing with affairs of the heart. It opens up the heart for both giving and receiving love. It soothes negative influences. This stone is good for dealing with issues on an emotional level. A stone from the heart and for the heart. It helps one to be able to love themselves. A good stone for dealing with a "broken heart." The rose quartz is also good for helping one to release childhood traumas, neglect, lack of love, self-esteem. The best stone for opening the 4th chakra."

Really, a good stone to have around!

There are large hunks of rose quartz for sale on eBay for over $100... the polished specimens for several hundred. The shipping charges might cancel out your profit margin, though!

How do you come up with this stuff?!

Hey! We could take it down to the Funk Prairie Home / Funk Gem and Mineral Museum for you.

It's in central Illinois, near a little town called Shirley.

I think this museum was pretty much confined to a basement in one of Illinois State University's buildings on campus years and years ago.

The local paper, "The Pantagraph" has this to say about the museum:

"The Funk Prairie Home, located east of Shirley, is the restored Civil War-era residence of one of McLean County's illustrious citizens. LaFayette Funk, co-founder and director the Chicago Union Stockyards, built Prairie Home himself between 1862 and 1864.

Located on the same 27-acre site is the Funk Gem and Mineral Museum, part of the biggest one-man mineral collection in the world. See gems, minerals, fossils, Indian artifacts, buggies and more."

I don't know. I think it's kind of fun to say "LaFayette Funk."

Oh! That Funk Museum post was from me! Hi J, A & G!

That's pretty and unique. Maybe you could find a way to display it as the previous poster suggests. Not sure if it goes with your decor. :-)

As an aside, my friend was telling me that her 4-year-old niece cut her beautiful, near-waist length blonde hair into a mess that had to be cut into a bob and we were discussing how she got her hands on scissors and I said, "Where's the supervision?!" but obviously nobody got it. That line about you saying it in the post office cracks me up every time.

I like it, I add things like this big piece of rose quartz to table top dioramas...

You might also use it as a lamp, by placing it on an illuminated base...

Recently I purchased an estate that had a very large piece of Lapis Lazuli in it, I put it at the foot of a large Asian statue...it looks great.

Be Well

I propose using it as a counterweight in that giant catapult that Aaron will build for Grace. To throw stuff. . .not Grace. Unless she want to get thrown. But then, where's the supervision?

slice it thin. make rose colored glasses.

We found a big hunk of rose quartz at our house ! Ours was found on the side of the front porch. We sit ours by flower pots on the porch. I haven't thought ou weighing it but it is about 11'' x 8''.

If you are still fixing up the house in any way, it might be kinda cool to incorporate that stone into the home design itself - part of a stain glass window frame? A decorative ballister outdoors (wood carvings with stone "implants"). I love your webpages!

Love all the opinions expressed here! How is everyone? Love how everyone expresses whatr they feel :)

Great blog!! You should start many more. I love all the info provided. I will stay tuned :)

Neat blog layout! Very easy on the eyes.. i like the colors you picked out


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